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« on: April 27, 2009 03:27:36 PM »

Ok tyhey aren't as great as some other creations, but I'm proud.  I've only been crochet since just before christmas.  My great niece was born recently (I'm only 34) and I wanted her to have warm feet.  so instead of sewing booties I crochet. 

I did all without a pattern, just used my sons old new born slippers as a guide.

here they are

thank you for the very nice comments.
I did kind of make the pattern up as I went along, but I'll try to remember.

start Chain 14 then single crochet in each chain.  when at the end do 4 single in the end chain, but instead of going back, go down the chain on the other side using single crochet.  when get to other end do 4 single crochet, then you have a long oval or straight. 
I then went along the crochet with single stitich in each till I got to the end (the 4 in the end chain on previous row).  This time to make it more oval I did 2 single stitich in each of the single 4 stitches which were in one chain loop in the row before. 
then went down the other side.  therefore this left me with a larger oval and two rows on the oval. 
I kept on doing this increasing end method on eah oval row until I felt it was big enough for newborn feet.  I had old slipper of son for guide.  Once you are happy with the size about 3-3 1/2 inches by 1 inch oval  = made the sole.
Then the next 2 rows/rounds I did not add any extra stitiches, so 1 single stich at a time.  the next row I dereased on the ends by only two at each oval end.  the next row I did not decrease.  The next row I decreased by 4 at each oval end.  next row I did not decrease and the next row I decreased by 4 again.
This is hard to explain as I am not a pattern person. bassically I was building a oval tiny basket about 3-31/2 inches long by 1 1/2 inch tall.  The basket sides go straight up.  I was decreasing on the oval ends and not the sides as this made it do what I wanted.  When I had enough height (I felled out my son's slipper to guide me. 

On the top I wanted enclosed, so I crochet 2/3 of way doen the top endge then hained stitched away from the top, but across to other side.  this made it look a little like a Mary Jane bootie.  Then I carried down the end inside the 2/3 top of bootie.  I kept going round till I got to chain again and crochet along this and down otherside.  I kept doing this till I got to the centre, then tied off.

the flower was 8 single chain in a magic loop. then treble crochet, then 2 chain, miss 2 stitches, then treble crochet,  repeat till back to begining and cast off.

attached flower to bootie on front using old vintage cordinating button found in stash.  I think button came from a old little girly outfit of mine.  only had two!

sorry about spelling etc .  typing quickly during lunch.

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« Last Edit: April 29, 2009 06:18:52 AM by blossom1044 » THIS ROCKS   Logged

« Reply #1 on: April 27, 2009 06:40:05 PM »

Tooo sweet, great work.

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« Reply #2 on: April 27, 2009 07:30:33 PM »

They're so cute! :D


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« Reply #3 on: April 27, 2009 08:26:20 PM »

They are adorable and great job making up a pattern especially for not crocheting very long. They are so cute and will def keep her toesies warm.

So many ideas so little time. Will I ever get them all done?
« Reply #4 on: April 28, 2009 03:28:29 PM »

Aww!  They are very cute.
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« Reply #5 on: April 28, 2009 08:49:11 PM »

Ahw they are so cute. Did you write down the pattern? I would love to make them.

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« Reply #6 on: April 29, 2009 06:20:17 AM »

thank you. I've tried to add tut onto main bit.  hope it makes sense!

« Reply #7 on: April 30, 2009 09:49:32 AM »

Aww there adorable love the colors

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